Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a
straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
What happens when you add the digits of a number then multiply the result by 2 and you keep doing this? You could try for different numbers and different rules.
We had a good many responses to this question that showed a great variety.
During 2015 we had these suggestions from Squirrels class in Meadowbrook Primary School who said
We had Ajit from Visakha Valley School in South East India remarking that;
We had Freddy from Bansted Junior School (UK) who said that it would be a child who finished his work quickly.
Other responses took into consideration their own school special circumstances. So for example, James from Loughview School in Belfast (Northern Ireland), wrote;
Also considering their school was Aaron from St. Munchins in the Republic of Ireland who wrote;
Henry from Moulsford on Thames in England thought about his school situation and said;
Ben and Niall from Pownall Hall School in England gave it some hard thinking and said;
Well done to all of you who sent in your suggestions, I am sorry there is not room for them all. They all showed good thinking around this question that required no arithmetic skills. Please do keep trying the challenges and sending in your responses.